For those of you who don’t know, The Kingkiller Chronicles tells the story of Kvothe, a magically gifted young man and world-famous musician who eventually grows up to be the most notorious magician that his world has ever seen. Since The Name of the Wind‘s publication in 2007, a second novel has been published, as well as three other novellas. To his credit, Miranda is a self-professed fan of the franchise already, and thanks to the novel’s incorporation of music into its story, should make him the right choice to help shepherd the adaptations onto the big screen.
This is certainly an interesting new step for Miranda to take in his career though, working as a creative producer on a film adaptation of a beloved fantasy franchise, rather than just being a straightforward composer, writer, or actor in a project. With that being said, depending on how well The Kingkiller Chronicles adaptation manages to do, this could turn out to be yet another notch in his belt as one of the more versatile and accomplished creative voices working today.
Hollywood is also looking to adapt Miranda’s own musicals, with In the Heights just receiving a much-needed boost in development earlier this year, and talk of a Hamilton adaptation constantly running around in the industry. Miranda himself says he wants to wait a few years before bringing the historical musical drama out of the theater, but it sounds like he’ll be keeping plenty busy in the meantime.